This is a very last minute post following receipt of a fantastic foreword by the Guardian's picture editor, Roger Tooth, which I have just received this afternoon!
My images have now all been sent to the designer Jonathan Briggs at Magic Bean; the descriptions are all finished; the foreword is excellent and the Welsh translation of the 6000 word intro by myself is nearly complete. Friday is deadline day.
HOWEVER - This does mean that as we have until Friday, there IS STILL TIME to order a numbered, signed copy AND have your name featured IN the book!
50% of the first 100 (numbered and signed) copies of Welsh Light have now been sold . The names of everyone who has made an advance purchase of my books are being added to a special thank you page with the book itself.
Please call the gallery on 01248 715511 or my mobile 07778 983733 to reserve your copy.
These advance, numbered, signed and dedicated copies (if requested) are priced at £70 + P&P The normal price for the unsigned, non numbered copies will be £45 + P&P.
The image squares indicate book numbers already purchased. The white blocks indicate numbers still available. The actual publication date will be mid August 2012.
This is the draft rear cover description of this 120 image 260 page hard backed book -
Welcome to my fourth and largest volume of photographs so far, all created during my wanderings across the intriguingly beautiful and varied rural regions of Anglesey, Snowdonia and the Llyn. As before, I should start by saying that this is not a book ‘about’ Wales, but instead a personal collection of atmospheric images stimulated by the light, weather and culturally influenced landscape of this captivating, spectacular area.
You will undoubtedly recognise many of the places pictured in this book, but when you study the body of work ‘as a whole’, you will hopefully notice something else, something unfamiliar - sometimes disturbing, sometimes melancholy, occasionally uplifting – something that has far more to do with a spiritual connection to this ancient earth, infinite skies and that fragile thing called ‘life’. Welsh Light is more than just an interpretation of a magical landscape, it’s a momentary insight into my search for the ‘bigger picture’.